For the International Day of Older Persons: My Reflection on Growing Older

I am no one special. Just a common man with common thoughts. I’ve led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but in one respect I’ve succeeded as gloriously as anyone who ever lived. I’ve loved another with all my heart and soul and for me that has always been enough. –Duke (James Garner), “The Notebook”I’m a pretty tough cookie when it comes to the movies.  I sit back and analyze the dialogue, deconstruct scenes and then imagine them differ … [Read more...]

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Fame, Fortune, Faith, Folly, Forgiveness: “The Song” Has All That

"I have seen all things done under the sun; all of them are meaningless." --Ecclesiastes 1:14     THE SONG, the new film from City on the Hill Productions,  is infused with Scripture--based, as it is, upon Ecclesiastes and the Song of Solomon. It's a contemporary retelling of Solomon's life, starring Alan Powell as aspiring singer/ songwriter Jed King.  Jed falls in love with Rose (Ali Faulkner), the daughter of a vineyard owner.  Shortly after their wedding, Jed writes a song expressing his lo … [Read more...]

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….And Jesus Wept

 Mary therefore, when she came where Jesus was, and saw him, fell down at his feet, saying unto him, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died.  When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews also weeping who came with her, he groaned in the spirit, and was troubled, and said, Where have ye laid him? They say unto him, Lord, come and see.  Jesus wept. John 11:32-35Jesus knew, as he approached the tomb where his friend Lazarus had been laid, that he was going to rai … [Read more...]

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